The First Ghana Poetry Festival

Ghana Poetry Festival is a day poetry festival to be held on 25th, April, 2014 at The Center for National Culture, Accra. It will feature book readings, book sales, panel discussions, performance poetry and the likes. During this festival, living legends and pioneers of Ghana poetry will be honoured.

This year’s edition has considered Prof Atukwei Okai, Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo and Prof. Kofi Anyidoho. It will also feature some of the exciting young talents from Ghana. Theme: The Emergence of Poetry & Its Relevance Today. Location: Centre for National Culture (Art Centre) Accra.

Key Activities: Poetry Essay Reading/Poetry Reading/ Open Mic Poetry Session/ Poetry Book Sale / Peer Poetry Reviews / Ghanaian Poetry Legend Tribute & Praise Songs / Soul & Jazz Performance by Zanuela from UK / Poetry Performance Guest of Honour: Hon. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

Partners: Poetry Foundation Ghana/Poetry Nite With Rainmakers / People of Equal Thoughts & Spirit/ Kumasi Inclined Poets (KIPS) / Academy of Young Writers/ Walk The Talk / Writers Project of Ghana/ Tyba Poetry etc.

Ghana Poetry Festival

Ghana Poetry Festival

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